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lower ball joint

Discussion in 'Accord' started by PowerAddict, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. PowerAddict

    PowerAddict New Member

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    I can NOT get the lower ball joint loose from the control arm. I've pried and hammered, and shocked, and pickleforked, i've done everything for hours. This is absolutely ridiculous. Is this a common problem? Is there anything I can do?
     
  2. phyregod

    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    Get a ball joint separator. Like $15 at auto zone. Its kinda horse-shoe shaped and has a screw that fits the divit in the bottom of the ball joint bolt. Its amazing how efficient that tool is.

    Or rent a good one.

    [​IMG]

    P.S. Don't forget to replace that rubber boot you raped with the pickle fork. ;)
     
  3. PowerAddict

    PowerAddict New Member

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    can i replace just the boot??? I thought I'd have to replace the whole ball joint.


    P.S. thanks for such a quick reply.
     
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    phyregod !!YTINASNI

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    That depends. If only the boot is trash, replace the boot, if the ball joint is loose (shows any play whatsoever) then you have to replace the whole thing.
     
  5. PowerAddict

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    ball joint was tight before.

    I didn't know you could just replace the boot.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    wish i woulda saw that before i wrecked the boot
     
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    goldgreen90ef goldgeen90ef

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    air hammer...used it like ten times, like a charm...
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    air hammer.....

    shut up

    not every one has a compressor or the funds to buy one
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    is that simmilar to "air gituar" only with an imaginary woman?
     
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    goldgreen90ef goldgeen90ef

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    i know, but you can take it to a shop like i did before i had a compressor and pay like 10-20$ to have the do it...just trying to help the kid out..
     
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    goldgreen90ef goldgeen90ef

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    ive been doing that since i was like 14.....ha
     
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    I have air, I just don't have a pickle fork adapter for the air hammer.

    I wish I woulda seen that video too, ha ha.
     
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